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    2850 command Bridge restore?-gctid824955

    Some one please convince me I am crazy and talk me off the deep end....

    many weeks ago I found a 2850 command bridge with twin engines that is very mechanically sound with many updates but needs cosmetic work. Tried for over a month to get it out of my head. I cannot seem to make the thoughts go away. I have restored a 1985 cierra from the ground up many years ago and know the work involved! For some reason I feel the need to do it again with this 2850. If there were a bayliner to restore would there be any value at all to restoring this one! Bounty what are your thoughts?

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                You've restored a boat before so you know what to look for. If she sea trials well, everything works as it should and there are no issues with the transom core, stringers, fuel tank etc. then I say do it
                Dave
                Edmonds, WA
                "THE FIX"
                '93 2556
                Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

                The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                Misc. projects thread
                https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                  "wineandcoffee" post=824955 wrote:
                  Some one please convince me I am crazy and talk me off the deep end....

                  many weeks ago I found a 2850 command bridge with twin engines that is very mechanically sound with many updates but needs cosmetic work. Tried for over a month to get it out of my head. I cannot seem to make the thoughts go away. I have restored a 1985 cierra from the ground up many years ago and know the work involved! For some reason I feel the need to do it again with this 2850. If there were a bayliner to restore would there be any value at all to restoring this one! Bounty what are your thoughts?
                  [color]blue wrote:
                  In terms of value as in "investment"........ no!

                  Boats are rarely investments.................. and are always expenses!

                  However, if you love the boat and the layout........... and would "use it up"...... go for it!

                  Please note that with twin 5.0s and with the Volvo Penta s/p stern drives, it will be under-powered!

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                  Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                  2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                  Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                  Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                  Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                    #10
                    Value no but a project that well keep you busy and you can be proud of it can be.
                    Slightly modified 2859 6.5 Diesel Bravo III X drive
                    96 Dodge 5.9 5 speed Gear vender OD.

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                      #11
                      Thank you Bounty! You were amazing advice many years ago when I did the 2755 back in 2002 I think it was?

                      I never meant will I gain money by dong it. More of a is this old hull worth saving and like you said "use it up" i have always loved the old bayliner lines and now that I am a bit older I am blessed to play a bit if you will.

                      In regards to being "under powered" I kept looking at newer boats with a single screw big block and thought the twin screw small blocks would be better off. Is this not true? What would be the right upgrades? Duel props, or switch out the 5.0 to 5.7? Or what do you suggest? I run 400hp on my 302 ford in my 68' mustang. 400hp in my 89' iroc, 500hp in my amg, hell even my 4.6 3/4 ton ford cargo van has been bumped up a bit and the 17' expedition twin turbo 6 goes in next week for a retune. So I am no stranger to modifying. Just not sure with boats where you get bang for the buck?

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                        #12
                        Thank you fritz, my theory is anyone can buy a boat not everyone can be proud they built a boat.

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                          I will have the boat surveyed as well as inspected before purchasing.

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                            Offer has been placed on the boat. Wait and see I guess.

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                              #15
                              Buyer litterally just accepted offer. Survey to come....

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